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Lime \Lime\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Limed (l[imac]md); p. pr. & vb. n. Liming.] [Cf. AS. gel[=i]man to glue or join together. See Lime a viscous substance.]

  1. To smear with a viscous substance, as birdlime.

    These twigs, in time, will come to be limed.

  2. To entangle; to insnare.

    We had limed ourselves With open eyes, and we must take the chance.

  3. To treat with lime, or oxide or hydrate of calcium; to manure with lime; as, to lime hides for removing the hair; to lime sails in order to whiten them; to lime the lawn to decrease acidity of the soil.

    Land may be improved by draining, marling, and liming.
    --Sir J. Child.

  4. To cement. ``Who gave his blood to lime the stones together.''


vb. (en-past of: lime)

Usage examples of "limed".

Then again, when the land was in grass or clover, the limed half would afford more and sweeter grass and clover than the other half, and the sheep would remain on it longer.

They would eat it close into the ground, going only on to the other half when they could not get enough to eat on the limed half.

I have frequently seen limed wheat in the spring look worse than where no lime was used.

Upon land limed this year, Guano may be used next, and if mixed with charcoal or plaster, or plowed in and thoroughly incorporated with the soil, especially if it contains a considerable portion of clay, no loss of ammonia will occur, in consequence of the action of the lime.

It will do well on lands previously limed, but should never be mixed with lime or ashes, unless mixed with plaster or charcoal.

We believe that, when properly applied to land, either limed or marled the previous year, it will add twenty-five, thirty, and, in some instances, forty per cent.